BINTA NYAKO AND HER JUNGLE JUSTICE MUST STOP TOMORROW 17 OCT. 2017
How can Nigeria through Justice Binta Nyako, lock up people for over two years without any evidence whilst the army is busy killing and looking for evidence to justify the charges. Is it not the case that in Common Law, as practiced in Nigeria, you obtain credible evidence before you charge a suspect to court? After reading this brief synopsis of the phantom treasonable felony trial, the world will understand why the Nigerian government were desperate to link IPOB to the purported importation of pump action guns from Turkey.
For two years Benjamin Madubugwu, David Nwawuisi, Bright Chimezie Ishinwa, Chidiebere Onwudiwe who are all facing treasonable felony charge with Nnamdi Kanu were denied bail because according to Buhari’s government, the charge of treasonable felony is not ordinarily bailable- whatever that means. They have been held illegally, according to legal rules and procedures, in detention in Northern Nigeria, on a charge that the state of Nigeria is yet to place any evidence before the courts. This is not only criminal, it is sheer evil. As ridiculous as this may sound, it is true.
Going by the ruling of Justice Binta Nyako, attached below and highlighted in yellow ink, she made it clear in simple English that there is no material evidence placed before her court to justify the sustenance of the frivolous treasonable felony charge. Instead she gave the prosecution time to produce a tape and bring witnesses. Where on earth have you heard or seen such a thing before. You hold somebody in custody on a bogus charge, you then give the government time to go and fish for evidence. Yes, that was exactly what Buhari’s government pressured Justice Binta Nyako to do. Read it for yourself below.
In this bizarre injudicious ruling, Justice Binta Nyako acknowledged and wrote it down in her ruling that the only evidence Buhari’s government was relying on (alleged tape recording) and witnesses will be tendered at a later date. What this means is that there is till date no evidence to back up treasonable felony charge before Binta Nyako court but she miraculously decided to detain innocent people without any evidence because Buhari her fellow Fulani Muslim Northerner and ruler of Nigeria wants her to use the courts to effect what amounts to extra judicial detention of innocent Biafrans.
In any court of law in any civilised part of the world, Binta Nyako will be de-robed and sent to jail for perverting the course of justice. You don’t lock up innocent people asking for referendum and throw away the keys because the government don’t like what they are saying. You detain people based on the strength of the evidence against them not because of their ethnicity and unsubstantiated trumped up charges. Unfortunately in Nigeria, when Buhari and his APC party says a person should be locked up, that person is locked up even without evidence.
Here you have it in black and white, in the words and ruling of Binta Nyako that the much taunted treasonable felony charge against Kanu and others have no accompanying evidence or witnesses before any court of law; and this is after 2 whole years. The lawyers should do the needful tomorrow and ask for the charge of treasonable felony to be thrown out. All detainees should be granted unconditional release because it’s grave injustice to hold somebody without evidence or trial for 2 years.
The truth is that this government of Buhari is not prepared for any treasonable felony trial because they have no evidence as Justice Nyako said in her ruling. That is why they use adjournment after adjournment to frustrate the case and when Kanu secured bail, they went to his house to kill him before the next court date. If Nigeria had any case they are confident of winning in a court of law, they would have allowed Kanu to appear in court.
We must all demand for the unconditional release of Benjamin Madubugwu, David Nwawuisi, Bright Chimezie Ishinwa, Chidiebere Onwudiwe and others. Say no to judicial thuggery.